Local Attractions


Whitby offers a diverse range of attractions and activities for all ages. Why not visit the 13th Century ruins of Whitby Abbey via the famous 99 steps, one of the most dramatic and atmospheric sites on the Yorkshire Coast. Take a trip to the Captain Cook Memorial Museum and visit the site where the legendary Captain James Cook lodged during his apprenticeship or take a trip to sea on the little Endevour replica of Cook‘s ship. Hop on board the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, and experience the thrill of the old steam railway, whilst taking in some of the finest scenery in Yorkshire. Learn about the history of the town, with a visit to the Whitby Museum (museum and art gallery are 50 yds from Cook‘s Quarters), or enjoy the fantastic works of art on display at Pannett Park Art Gallery. However you like to spend your free time, Whitby has just the attraction for you.

North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway.

The perfect starting point for a day out, whether you’re travelling between the rugged Yorkshire villages, hiking on the wind swept moors or spending a day by the seaside in Whitby.


Whitby is the ideal centre for your walking holiday weather its short walks to Robin hood’s bay or Runswick bay to collect fossils on our Jurassic coast or more adventurous expeditions on the North Yorkshire Moors. We are happy to help having covered most of the ground ourselves.


We are an ideal base for cycling into the moors or along the coast there are also mountain bike tracks of various levels available not too far away at Dalby forest and an easy track along the disused railway to Robin Hoods Bay starting 200 yds from us. We have an enclosed rear yard to store your bikes during your stay with us we also enjoy mountain biking and would be happy to help with any specific needs if possible.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Dracula and Whitby were thrown together by the dramatic wrecking of the Russian schooner, Demeter,in a terrible storm . The Daily telegraph newspaper summed up the strange event thus.

"The searchlight followed her, and a shudder ran through all who saw her, for lashed to the helm was a corpse, with a drooping head, which swung horribly to and fro at each motion of the ship. No other form could be seen on deck at all. A great awe came on all as they realized that the ship, as if by a miracle, had found the harbour, unsteered save by the hand of a dead man! However, all took place more quickly than it takes to write these words. The schooner paused not, but rushing across the harbour, pitched herself on that accumulation of sand and gravel washed by many tides and many storms into the south-east corner of the pier jutting under the East Cliff, known locally as Tate Hill Pier."